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red tide

n. a menstrual period. (Punning on the name of a tidal phenomenon where the water appears reddish owing to the presence of certain kinds of microscopic creatures.) Sorry, she’s down with the red tide and really prefers to stay home.
See also: red, tide
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The recent spate of red tide phenomenon in the region started in July 2017 and gradually expanded to nearby bays.
Although red tides may be harmless, it can possibly cause human illnesses that can be debilitating or even fatal.
The committee is still closely monitoring the situation of red tide in the sea water in Barka.
As certain types of phytoplankton can make marine organisms poisonous to humans, the Ministry urges fishermen and beachgoers to refrain from fishing and collecting shellfish for consumption in the areas of red tide.
The RAK authority observed biological activity in the form of chlorophyll pigments in the local waters which "indicates the presence of phytoplankton, commonly known as algal bloom or red tide, in the areas alongside the economic zone overlooking the west coast of the Arabian Gulf and the eastern coast of the Gulf of Oman," the ministry said in a statement.
Effects in humans of red tide toxins: respiratory distress and neurotoxic shellfish poisoning (from eating contaminated shellfish)
The problem, they say, is that while the deal addressed the immediate problem of lost income due to this particular red tide, it failed to amend the island's overall problem of economic marginalization, improve its love-hate relationship with the farmed salmon industry, which employs thousands but at relatively low wages and with few guarantees, or force the salmon industry to make its practices more environmentally sustainable.
Red tide comes and goes and the intensity increases and decreases up and down the coast, but recent blooms have not affected coastal areas north of Pinellas in the Suncoast area to any degree.
There have been some studies on the red tide prediction.
The Red Tide collaboration works well on the whole, using the evolution of teleportation and some key characters to carry readers from one story to the next.
The red tide killed at least 305 manatees over the next year.
The Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) has suspended the operation of water desalination units in Kalba due to the red tide phenomenon off the coast of the area.
Two beaches were closed in Donegal earlier this month due to the huge red tide.
Shandong, (Xinhua-ANI): A red tide measuring 780 square km in size has been detected in waters near east China's city of Rizhao, according to a notice issued Saturday by the State Oceanic Administration (SOA).
Investigators conducting a decade-long study into how Florida's "red tide" algal blooms affect human health have discovered several compounds that counteract the toxins produced by the red tide dinoflagellate, Karenia brevis.